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blackham
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1790 posts since 17/7/13

28 Oct 2013 15:02
Rirawin wrote: Went for the 13" MacBook Pro retina, upgraded the base spec to a 2.6ghz i5 and 8gb ram, 128gb Hdd is big enough as I don't tend to store much on it anyway. All for £870 from Malaysia's Apple online education store.

My old MacBook has lasted me 7 years, I hope this one does too…

how did you go about buying from the Malayan site? Proxy it, or are you based out there?
Rirawin
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9375 posts since 17/7/05

28 Oct 2013 15:04
My cousin is out there on holiday so she'll be bringing it back with her.
Trystero
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1620 posts since 1/8/07

29 Oct 2013 23:22
Wouldn't recommend anyone buy the new macbook pro right now

I'm going to be returning mine this week because of all the freezing issues (which seem to be a widespread problem with both the 13" and 15")

Absolute joke that this issue wasn't picked up before release
Owlix
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2044 posts since 16/10/08

30 Oct 2013 00:50
Is there anywhere I can buy a third party or second hand Macbook charger from in a store? Left mine at work again, and can't be dealing with paying £65 at the Apple Store.
Anto
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3815 posts since 19/1/12

8 Nov 2013 08:36
Trystero wrote: Wouldn't recommend anyone buy the new macbook pro right now

I'm going to be returning mine this week because of all the freezing issues (which seem to be a widespread problem with both the 13" and 15")

Absolute joke that this issue wasn't picked up before release

This, released yesterday, should fix it.

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1704?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
blackham
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1790 posts since 17/7/13

8 Nov 2013 09:41
anyone know where you can find out the prices of a mbp or even an iphone for the malayan market? Boss is going to Malaysia in a couple of weeks and wondering how much he could pick me up some stuff for.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

8 Nov 2013 10:25
Pm ririwan.
stoney
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17564 posts since 22/1/05

8 Nov 2013 17:21
Says start up disk is full, but cant seem to find much to delete ! only got 250GB. Half is saved stuff, the other half, fuck knows what it is. Used omni disk sweeper, and that only seems to show the 1/2 i know about. Where might the other 130 GB be saved or taken up ?

Ta
andymakesglasses
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20412 posts since 26/1/06

8 Nov 2013 17:52
Try going through these suggestions to free up space: http://guides.macrumors.com/Freeing_Up_Hard_Disk_Space

You could download a disk space visualiser (e.g. http://www.derlien.com) to try and see what's taking up what space.

Have you got much in your Downloads folder?
stoney
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17564 posts since 22/1/05

8 Nov 2013 19:07
Nope, cleared it down to 30gb, I'll check those suggestions though, thanks.
Jayboy
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1026 posts since 7/9/11

8 Nov 2013 20:19
stoney wrote: Says start up disk is full, but cant seem to find much to delete ! only got 250GB. Half is saved stuff, the other half, fuck knows what it is. Used omni disk sweeper, and that only seems to show the 1/2 i know about. Where might the other 130 GB be saved or taken up ?

Ta

Try this app, it helps you clear some GB´s. https://www.dropbox.com/s/44embrjai386soy/Disk%20Diet.zip
Dee
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11666 posts since 22/11/07

14 Nov 2013 12:11
anyone having issues with trackpads on older intel macbook pros since mavericks - can't use mine now, selects everything and freezes?
TheTiger
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3926 posts since 23/2/03

15 Nov 2013 08:17
Anyone replaced the SSD on their MacBook Air before? How easy is it? My hard drive failed after upgrading to Mavericks Evil
Jayboy
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1026 posts since 7/9/11

15 Nov 2013 10:16
The Tiger wrote: Anyone replaced the SSD on their MacBook Air before? How easy is it? My hard drive failed after upgrading to Mavericks Evil

Not that hard. Get the drive and proper tools, choose the right guide for your air and go trough it. Beware of static electricity and such.

http://www.ifixit.com/Device/MacBook_Air_13%22
Jayboy
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1026 posts since 7/9/11

15 Nov 2013 10:16
Dee wrote: anyone having issues with trackpads on older intel macbook pros since mavericks - can't use mine now, selects everything and freezes?

Seems to be a common problem, an update should be around for that soon.
Anto
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3815 posts since 19/1/12

23 Nov 2013 17:55
Has this freezing problem on new rMBP been fixed with the software update they put out a few days after release?
Trystero
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1620 posts since 1/8/07

23 Nov 2013 21:13
few weeks after release more like

and no, it hasn't stopped the freezes for everyone

seems like there isn't a single device from the latest launch that doesn't have some sort of issue

in the past month I've bought and returned a 13" rMBP due to the freezing issue, a15" rMBP due to yellow tint on screen (screen also failed burn in test) and an iPad Air due to a dodgy tinted screen (replacement had exactly the same issue)

themistake
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10704 posts since 20/2/06

9 Dec 2013 22:14
anyone fancy helping me out with the online educational discount?

Jesus
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5998 posts since 7/10/08

9 Dec 2013 22:36
pm'd you
themistake
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10704 posts since 20/2/06

9 Dec 2013 23:12
cant thank you enough!